Thursday, August 8, 2019
Not my First Rodeo
The other day as I was clearing out some old papers, I found some blog posts that I'd never posted. I wrote them down with the intent of putting them on the blog, but then... I suppose something more interesting happened that week. That's my only guess.
I remember being very annoyed with this boy. But somehow the act of writing this out dispelled much of my anger. I can't tell you when this happened, but it was at least two years ago.
"Remember me? I was in the first class you ever subbed."
Me: "Really? You were in the 11th grade history class at [different high school] in [different city which is two hours away]?"
"No, I was in the first class you subbed here."
I made some joke about how he'd been in high school an awfully long time.
I've been subbing a while. At least since before he was in school. The first class I ever subbed at his school... There are teachers teaching at his school that were students in classes I covered.
(Truth is, I don't remember my first class at his school. I'll have to check my records. But those students? They're in their 30s now.
I do remember a student from my first year subbing. He was a basketball star. Everyone said he'd go to the NBA. He did. Not a superstar, though. Although, a student from a couple years later made it to the World Series. You would know his name.)
How he figured that the first time he encountered me was the first time I'd ever subbed... I have no idea how kiddos get these notions.